Publicly Funded Infrastructure Improvements and Education
Friday, 31 March 2017 12:38
Publicly Funded Infrastructure Improvements and Education
Building the future by following the past.

For Immediate Release, March 31, 2017
 
Markham-Thornhill Ont. -
Creating opportunity for all Canadians, in our work force, by providing necessary infrastructure needs to be the subject of public debate rather than opportunity to serve political agendas.
 
"Progressive Canadians believe progress is best when it is inclusive," PC Party candidate in Markham-Thornhill Dorian Baxter said today.  "The Tory party of Sir John A. Macdonald was progressive because it was a party of nation-builders serving the interest of all of the people, not just some, by working within our institutions in a new country created after wide public debate, the Confederation Debates." 

"Canada's new national government was pro-active in building infrastructure from canals to railways.  This is Canada at 150.  We need public debate on the infrastructure for today and activist government in Ottawa," Baxter added.
 
The present governing party wants to establish an Infrastructure Bank that "will operate at greater arm's length rather than a department" and which would through private borrowings "concern itself with only about 2 per cent of the "national" infrastructure gap. The remaining 98 per cent that is provincial and local is too small to attract large investors."  Others seek far less or exclusively public initiative.
 
The Progressive Canadian Party favours Bank of Canada funding of infrastructure. This measure provides necessary funds to stimulate the economy through construction of needed and in many cases necessary roads, hospitals, schools, and new technology facilities to build a 21st economy without concern for deficit and the accumulation of debt through compound interest.
 
"Had this policy, which existed prior to 1974, been followed," stated Dorian Baxter, PC Party President and Markham-Thornhill by-election candidate, ``the massive debt developed from funding through banks at interest rather than the Bank of Canada at administration costs would not have been developed."
 
Education funding, too, is a key focus of good economic policy. Unlike some other countries Canadian governments do not support our citizens maximizing their capabilities through funding post secondary education. ``A Grade XII education no longer is adequate for an individual to be of economic value to themselves or our country``, Baxter said, ``to compete in world markets all Canadians must be encouraged and supported in maximizing their capabilities. Where public funding of post-secondary education once averaged 82% of costs, today government funds only 57%, resulting in higher, even prohibitive, tuition fees which limit student and Canada`s potential.``
 
These and unique policy directions in the
PC Party Prosperity Canada policies
such as a focus on trade and commerce with the 52 nations of the Commonwealth, particularly now with the United Kingdom becoming at liberty to set its own policy directions, distinguish the Progressive Canadian Party from others.
 
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For more information, contact:
Dorian Baxter,
President of the Progressive Canadian Party
Markham-Thornhill by-election PC Party candidate
289-221-2687
 
SOURCE OF QUOTES
Why create an Infrastructure Bank?
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2017/03/28/why-create-an-infrastructure-bank/
Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 13:11
 
Progressive Canadian Party reacts to Brexit, PC Party candidate Dorian Baxter
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:54
Progressive Canadian Party reacts to Brexit, PC Party candidate Dorian Baxter

For immediate release: March 29, 2017.

Markham-Thornhill - Progressive Canadian party president and candidate in the Markham-Thornhill by-election Rev. Dorian Baxter, an independent Anglican archbishop, speaking for Canada’s PC Party said today, “Canada must look to the opportunity in Brexit, not just to marketplace uncertainty or to see it as a breaking up of the European community.”

 “Life is a balance of continuity and change,” Baxter added.  “The UK will remain Canada’s most important trading partner in Europe after Brexit and the bridge to the Continent of greatest importance.  Common law, financial and trade practices and relationships, our parliamentary democracy and cultural ties ensure that the UK, all of it, is key to Canada and our future.  Brexit is about an unbalanced trade relationship, challenges to sovereignty and differences of legal tradition which do not exist in the Commonwealth.  Canada’s connections in all of these areas with the UK and within the Commonwealth’s 52 nations can significantly leverage Canada’s position in negotiations with Europe in CETA and with the US in NAFTA if we see and take advantage of the opportunity in front of us.”

The Commonwealth of Nations consists of 52 independent and sovereign states around the world representing a potential trading block with over $14.623 trillion GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and an estimated population in 2013 of 2.38 billion people in some of the wealthiest and poorest nations seeking opportunity in the world, according to commonly cited sources.

“I was born in Africa, in Mombasa, the second largest city after Nairobi in Kenya,” Baxter said.  “I have lived most of my life as a Canadian.  Canada’s future in the Commonwealth, our shared history, political, trade and legal traditions, the opportunity to grow and the opportunity to contribute to the world as a member of the Commonwealth seem natural to me.”

“Brexit is change, but let us focus on Canada leading the way in realizing the opportunities this change brings with it, for ourselves and everyone, rich and poor, in the Commonwealth and in the world,” he added.

The Progressive Canadian party’s leader until his passing in November was the Hon. Sinclair Stevens, a former Progressive Conservative Industry minister, business man and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society.  “I think the Honourable Sinclair Stevens, who was always excited to see the opportunity in change and a strong promoter of the Commonwealth would be the first to point to the opportunity for Canada here rather than to worry too much about uncertainty,” Baxter concluded.

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For more information, contact:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , President of the Progressive Canadian Party
Markham-Thornhill by-election PC Party candidate
289-221-2687
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:53
 
Progressive Canadian (PC Party) president Rev. Dorian Baxter candidate in Markham-Thornhill by-election.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:42
Progressive Canadian (PC Party) president Rev. Dorian Baxter candidate in Markham-Thornhill by-election.



For Immediate Release: March 14, 2017

Niagara Falls, Ontario - Progressive Canadian Party Leader and former Progressive Conservative MP for Niagara Falls Joe Hueglin is pleased to announce that Party President, the Rev. Dorian Baxter, is the PC Party candidate in the Markham-Thornhill by-election.

The by-election was called following the retirement from Parliament of the former Member for Markham-Thornhill, the Honourable John McCallum, who was re-elected in the riding on October 19, 2015 but who has now left parliament to serve as Canada’s Ambassador to China.  The by-election will take place on April 3, 2017.

Reverend Baxter was confirmed as the Progressive Canadian candidate in Markham-Thornhill, March 13, 2017.

“Progressive Canadians are Progressive Conservatives,” Rev. Baxter said following his confirmation.  “The PC Party continues to share the Progressive Conservative national vision and policies which reinforce Canada’s parliamentary institutions, democracy and social fabric in areas like health care and education, and our responsibility to our veterans.  Our sense of national vision, policy and values are founded on the belief that Canadian society is best served by a commitment to progressive social policies and to the fiscal responsibility necessary to sustain them.”

Rev. Baxter noted “the importance of a genuine progressive-conservative presence in Canada’s House of Commons” and  that by voting for his candidacy as a Progressive Canadian “we can begin the restoration of the politics of consensus in parliament that is being lost to a hardening of ideology we see in both the “new” Conservative and NDP leadership campaigns.”

“We need to restore the party and principles of the Progressive Conservative Party Sir John A. Macdonald and his successors built, not just to move forward and away from the parliamentary dysfunction of the Harper years, but to continue the work of nation-building with fresh eyes to the future as Canada celebrates 150 years of accomplishment since Confederation,” Rev. Baxter said.

Following the passing of the Honourable Sinclair Stevens, PC, November 30, 2016. former Progressive Conservative MP and Progressive Canadian National Co-ordinator, Mr. Joe Hueglin, has accepted the invitation of PC Party National Council to serve as interim Leader until elections are held as required by the party constitution. 

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For more information, contact:

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Progressive Canadian Party Leader
(905) 356-3901

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Progressive Canadian Party candidate Markham-Thornhill
(289) 221-2687
 
Why may we "see permanent residents denied re-entry to Canada"?
Monday, 13 February 2017 17:11
Why may we "see permanent residents denied re-entry to Canada"?

For Immediate Release - February 13, 2017

Niagara Falls  - PC Party interim leader former MP Joe Hueglin raises the following question regarding proposed passage of Bill C23,
House Government Bill - Bill C-23 - First Reading (42-1):

An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

"The CBC article '"Bill C-23 'Pre-clearance bill would give U.S. border agents in Canada new powers" includes these as positions Canadians can be placed in through by passage of the Bill when speaking with a United States Border agent '"Under the new proposed bill, they wouldn't be able to walk out. They can be held and forced to answer questions, first to identify themselves, which is not so offensive, but secondly, to explain the reasons for leaving, and to explain their reasons for wanting to withdraw," http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pre-clearance-border-canada-us-1.3976123

Satisfactory answers to the following s question must be obtained by the Media in their role of acting for the public in relation to actions and proposed actions of governments "In what manner would there be benefit to Canadian citizens through the passage of this law enabling agents of a foreign government to prevent them from choosing to end a conversation and remain in Canada?" '
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For more information contact:
Joe Hueglin,
Interim Leader Progressive Canadian Party
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(905) 356-3901
Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 17:15
 
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